Definition of fulfilling in English:

fulfilling

adjective

  • Making someone satisfied or happy through allowing their character or abilities to develop fully.

    ‘a fulfilling and rewarding career’
    • ‘New members are very welcome - become part of this association whose aim is to help older people have a fulfilling and happy life and which has already over 2,000 members in the West.’
    • ‘People who are economically stable, healthy and happy with fulfilling personal, family and work lives are not the ones who seek readings - at least not very often!’
    • ‘They are wished fulfilling and happy times while at school.’
    • ‘I found that making her happy was very fulfilling.’
    • ‘It's about what a person can tolerate and still have a fulfilling relationship and a happy life.’
    • ‘It has been a wonderful and fulfilling experience, mid I see passion developing in other people.’
    • ‘‘The faces filled with gratitude when we attend a call and save a life makes my career more rewarding and fulfilling than any other,’ she says.’
    • ‘I had worked hard towards what I thought was going to be a rewarding and fulfilling career, but my life had now completely fallen apart.’
    • ‘Providing more quality academic resources and urban programs for youth would be a more fulfilling reward.’
    • ‘They're also the rewards of truly fulfilling work.’
    • ‘Med school teaches you how to be a doctor, and we were very focused on having these wonderful, booming, academic, fulfilling careers.’
    • ‘In an age obsessed with image and celebrity, modern women ponder the question whether they can ‘have it all’ and combine a fulfilling career with a happy personal life.’
    • ‘For a classical story ballet to truly be a fulfilling experience, the movements have to reveal character; they need to have an underlying motivation.’
    • ‘Working for the Met offers potential officers a fulfilling, diverse and rewarding career.’
    • ‘Karen says it was a much more satisfying and fulfilling experience.’
    • ‘I wish him and his new wife, Nichola, all the very best for the future and hope he can soon find a new fulfilling career.’
    • ‘For most people, these changes are extremely liberating, and marriages that succeed can be much more rewarding and fulfilling than those of the past.’
    • ‘But having said that, it's obviously a fulfilling, satisfying and fun job for you isn't it?’
    • ‘It is an unhappy fact that many people in this group can be destructive if they cannot harness their intellect and passion into both fulfilling relationships and rewarding work.’
    • ‘It's a territory I find very rewarding, very fulfilling, very human.’
    pleasing, gratifying, satisfying, rewarding, cheering, heart-warming
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Pronunciation

fulfilling

/fʊlˈfɪlɪŋ/